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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Subtropical Insect Pests of Vegetables and Ornamental Plants

Location: Subtropical Insects and Horticulture Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Effect of different ornamental pepper pollens on the development and reproduction of Amblyseius swirskii (Acari: Phytoseiidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(01-Apr-14)
Coupling scanning electron microscopy with DNA bar coding: A novel approach for thrips identification - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(18-Mar-14)
Aedes aegypti juvenile hormone acid methyl transferase, the ultimate enzyme in the biosynthetic pathway of juvenile hormone III, exhibits subtrate control - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(12-Mar-14)
Estimating bacterial diversity in Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) via next generation sequencing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(18-Jan-14)
The bacterial communities in a plant phloem sap feeding insects - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xiangfeng, J., Wong, A., Chaston, J.M., Colvin, J., McKenzie, C.L., Douglas, A.E. 2014. The bacterial communities in a plant phloem sap feeding insect. Molecular Ecology. 23:1433-1444. Doi:10.1111/mec.12637.
Chemical class rotations for control of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) on poinsettia and their effect on cryptic species population composition - (Abstract Only)
McKenzie, C.L., Kumar, V., Palmer, C.L., Oetting, R.D., Osborne, L.S. 2013. Chemical class rotations for control of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) on poinsettia and their effect on cryptic species population composition [abstract]. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Paper No. D0554.
Efficacy of an entomopathogenic fungus, Isaria fumosorosea and an insect growth regulator against the rugose spiraling whitefly, Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) - (Abstract Only)
Kumar, V., Avery, P.B., Cave, R., Francis, A., Smith, T., McKenzie, C.L., Osborne, L. 2013. Efficacy of an entomopathogenic fungus, Isaria fumosorosea and an insect growth regulator against the rugose spiraling whitefly, Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)[abstract]. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Paper No. D0393.
Population genetics of invasive Bemisia tabaci cryptic species in the United States based on microsatellite markers - (Abstract Only)
Dickey, A., Osborne, L.S., Shatters, R.G., Hall, P.M., McKenzie, C.L. 2013. Population genetics of invasive Bemisia tabaci cryptic species in the United States based on microsatellite markers [abstract]. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Paper No. 0973.
Aleurodicus rugioperculatus (Regose spiraling whitefly) - (Other)
Kumar, V., McKenzie, C.L., Mannion, C., Stocks, I., Smith, T., Osborne, L.S. 2013. Aleurodicus rugioperculatus (Rugose spiraling whitefly). Online extension publication. Featured Creatures. Entomology and Nematology Department, Florida Department of Plant Industry, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences,University of Florida. Available: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/orn/Aleurodicus_rugioperculatus.htm
Selecting an ornamental pepper banker plant for Amblyseius swirskii in floriculture crops - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Avery, P.B., Kumar, V., Xiao, Y., Powell, C.A., McKenzie, C.L., Osborne, L.S. 2013. Selecting an ornamental pepper banker plant for Amblyseius swirskii in floriculture crops. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. Available: http://dx.doi: 10.1007/s11829-013-9283-y
Temporal and spatial distribution of an invasive thrips species Scirtothrips dorsalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kumar, V., Kakkar, G., Seal, D.R., McKenzie, C.L., Colee, J., Osborne, L. 2014. Temporal and spatial distribution of an invasive thrips species Scirtothrips dorsalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Crop Protection. 55:80-90. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2013.10/015.
Chemical class rotations for control of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) on poinsettia and their effect on cryptic species population composition - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mckenzie, C.L., Kumar, V., Palmer, C.L., Oetting, R.D., Osborne, L.S. 2014. Chemical class rotations for control of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) on poinsettia and their effect on cryptic species population composition. Pesticide Management Science. 8:49-56. Available online: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ps.3736/pdf . Pest Management Science. 8:49-56.
'Predator-In-First’: A novel bioControl strategy for managing thrips and other key pests in pepper crops - (Abstract Only)
Osborne, L.S., McKenzie, C.L., Arthurs, S., Xiao, Y., Kumar, V., Miller, C., Chen, J. 2013. 'Predator-In-First’: A novel bioControl strategy for managing thrips and other key pests in pepper crops [abstract]. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting. Paper No. 45.
Pre shipping dip treatments using soap, natural oils, and Isaria fumosorosea: potential biopesticides for mitigating the spread of whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) invasive insects on ornamental plants - (Abstract Only)
Aristizabal, L.F., Avery, P.B., Kumar, V., Caldwell, J.H., McKenzie, C.L., Osborne, L.S. 2013. Pre shipping dip treatments using soap, natural oils, and Isaria fumosorosea: potential biopesticides for mitigating the spread of whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) invasive insects on ornamental plants [abstract]. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting. Paper No. 54.
Haplotype analysis of global chilli thrips (Scirtothrips dorsalis) populations using the metazoan barcode - (Abstract Only)
McKenzie, C.L., Dickey, A., Osborne, L.S., Kumar, V., Shatters, R.G. 2013. Haplotype analysis of global chilli thrips (Scirtothrips dorsalis) populations using the metazoan barcode [abstract]. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting. Paper No. 40.
Identification of the MEAM1 cryptic species of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) by loop-mediated isothermal amplification - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dickey, A.M., Osborne, L.S., Shatters, Jr., R.G., McKenzie, C.L. 2013. Identification of the MEAM1 cryptic species of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) by loop-mediated isothermal amplification. Florida Entomologist. 96(3):756-764.
Evolution and homoplasy at the Bem6 microsatellite locus in three sweetpotato whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) cryptic species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dickey, A., Hall, P.M., Shatters, Jr., R.G., McKenzie, C.L. 2013. Evolution and homoplasy at the Bem6 microsatellite locus in three sweetpotato whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) cryptic species. BioMed Central Research Notes. 6:249. Available: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1756-0500/6/249.
Next-generation DNA sequencing of the globally invasive plant pest, Scirtothrips dorsalis hood (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) - (Abstract Only)
Dickey, A.M., Trease, A., Jara, A., Kumar, V., Christenson, M.K., Portluri, P., Morgan, J.K., Shatters, R.G., Davis, P.H., McKenzie, C.L., Osborne, L.S. 2013. Next-generation DNA sequencing of the globally invasive plant pest, Scirtothrips dorsalis hood (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) [abstract]. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting. Paper No. 41.
Giant whitefly (Aleurodicus dugesii) as a surrogate for evaluating the parasitoid wasp (Encarsiella noysei) for biological control of Rugose Spiraling Whitefly (Aleurodicus rugioperculatus) - (Abstract Only)
Xiao, Y., Osborne, L., McKenzie, C.L., Kumar, V., Chen, J., Taravati, S. 2013. Giant whitefly (Aleurodicus dugesii) as a surrogate for evaluating the parasitoid wasp (Encarsiella noysei) for biological control of Rugose spiraling Whitefly (Aleurodicus rugioperculatus [abstract]. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting. Paper No. 16.
Formation of stylet sheaths in aere (in air) from eight species of phytophagous hemipterans from six families (suborders: Auchenorrhyncha and Sternorrhyncha) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Morgan, J.K., Luzio, G.A., Ammar, E., Hunter, W.B., Hall, D.G., Shatters, R.G. 2013. Formation of stylet sheaths in aere (in air) from eight species of phytophagous hemipterans from six families (suborders: Auchenorrhyncha and Sternorrhyncha). PLoS ONE. 8(4):e62444.
Effect of different ornamental pepper pollens on the development and reproduction of Amblyseius swirskii (Acari: Phytoseiidae) - (Abstract Only)
Kumar, V., wekesa, V., Avery, P.B., Powell, C.A., McKenzie, C.L., Osborne, L.S.2013. Effect of different ornamental pepper pollens on the development and reproduction of Amblyseius swirskii (Acari: Phytoseiidae [abstract]. Southeastern Branch of Entomological Soicety of America. Paper No. DSP50.
Characterizing population and genetic structure of Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Florida - (Abstract Only)
Wilkerson, M., Hix, R.L., Dickey, A.M., McKenzie, C.L. 2013. Characterizing population and genetic structure of Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Florida [abstract]. Southeastern Branch of Entomological Society of America. Paper No. 032.
Efficacy of Isaria fumosorosea Wize (Hypocreales: Cordycipitaceae) on the leaf phylloplane over time for controlling Madeira mealybug nymphs preshipping - (Proceedings)
Avery, P.B., McKenzie, C.L., Powell, C.A., Osborne, L.S. 2013. Efficacy of Isaria fumosorosea Wize (Hypocreales: Cordycipitaceae) on the leaf phylloplane over time for controlling Madeira mealybug nymphs preshipping. Florida Scientist. 76:9-10
Influence of diet conditions on predation response of a predatory mite to a polyphagous insect pest - (Proceedings)
Xiao, .Y., Osborne, .L., McKenzie, C.L., Chen, J.J. 2013. Influence of diet conditions on predation response of a predatory mite to a polyphagous insect pest. In: Proceedings of Florida Scientist. 76:16-17.
Vertical and horizontal distribution and seasonal dynamics of an invasive thrips species, Scirtothrips dorsalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in south Florida - (Proceedings)
Kumar, V., Kakkar, G., Seal, D.R., McKenzie, C.L., Osborne, L.S. 2013. Vertical and horizontal distribution and seasonal dynamics of an invasive thrips species, Scirtothrips dorsalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in south Florida. In: Proceedings of Florida Scientist. 76:7-8.
Efficacy of insecticide rotations and their impact on populations of the ‘B’ and ‘Q’ biotypes of Bemisia tabaci - (Proceedings)
Oetting, R., McKenzie, C.L., Townsend, M. 2013. Efficacy of insecticide rotations and their impact on populations of the ‘B’ and ‘Q’ biotypes of Bemisia tabaci. In: Proceedings of the First International Whitefly Symposium, Kolybari, Crete, Greece. T8.P-02:229.
Population genetics of invasive Bemisia tabaci cryptic species in the United States based on microsatellite markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dickey, A.M., Osborne, L.S., Shatters, Jr., R.G., Hall, P., McKenzie, C.L. 2013. Population genetics of invasive Bemisia tabaci cryptic species in the United States based on microsatellite markers. Journal of Economic Entomology. 106(3):1355-1364. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10/1603/EC12512.
A call to action - Or others will force their will upon us! - (Proceedings)
Chamberlin, J., McKenzie, C. Osborne, L., Schmale, L. 2013. A call to action - Or others will force their will upon us! Society of American Florists Meeting, February 21-23, San Francisco, California. Proceedings of the 29th Annual Pest and Production Management Conference XXIX. 71-81.
An overview of chilli thrips. Scirtothrips dorsalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) biology, distribution and management - (Book / Chapter)
Kumar, V., Kakkar, G., McKenzie, C., Seal, D., Osborne, L. 2013. An overview of chilli thrips. Scirtothrips dorsalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) biology, distribution and management. pp. 53-77. In: S. Solenski and M. Larramendy (eds.), Weed and Pest Control - Conventional and New Challenges. Intech. Rijeka, Croatia 205 pp.
Ornamental pepper as banker plants for establishment of Amblyseius swirskii (Acari: Phytoseiidae) for biological control of multiple pests in greenhouse vegetable production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xiao, Y., Avery, P.B., Chen, J., McKenzie, C., Osborne, L. 2012. Ornamental pepper as banker plants for establishment of Amblyseius swirskii (Acari: Phytoseiidae) for biological control of multiple pests in greenhouse vegetable production. Biological Control. 63:279-286. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2012.09.007.
Haplotype analysis of global chili thrips (Schirtothrips dorsalis) populations using the metazoan barcode - (Abstract Only)
Dickey, A.M., Osborne, L.S., Kumar, V., Shatters, R.G., Mckenzie, C.L. 2012. Haplotype analysis of global chili thrips (Schirtothrips dorsalis) populations using the metazoan barcode [Abstract]. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, November 11-14, Knoxville, Tennessee.
Lamp (Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification of Dna) - a Technique for Biotype Discrimination in Bemisia Tabaci - (Abstract Only)
Dickey, A.M., Osborne, L.S., Shatters, R.G., McKenzie, C.L. 2012. LAMP - A technique for biotype discrimination in Bemisia tabaci [abstract]. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting.
A comparison of two methods of eluting insect DNA from Flinders Technology Associates Cards - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dickey, A., Shatters, Jr., R.G., McKenzie, C.L. 2012. A comparison of two methods of eluting insect DNA from Flinders Technology Associates Cards. Florida Entomologist. 95(3):790-793.
Functional responses and prey-stage preferences of a predatory gall midge and two predacious mites wtih twospotted spider mites, Tetranychus urticae as host - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xiao, Y., Osborne, L., Chen, J., McKenzie, C.L. 2013. Functional responses and prey-stage preferences of a predatory gall midge and two predacious mites wtih twospotted spider mites, Tetranychus urticae as host. Journal of Insect Science. 13:8. Available: http://www.insectscience.org/13.8.
Evolution and homoplasy at the bem6 microsatellite locus in three Bemisia tabaci cryptic species - (Abstract Only)
Dickey, A.M., Osborne, L.S., Hall, P.M., Shatters, R.G., McKenzie, C.L. 2012. Evolution and homoplasy at the bem6 microsatellite locus in three Bemisia tabaci cryptic species [Abstract]. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, November 11-14, 2012, Knoxville, Tennessee.
Isothermal Amplification of Insect DNA - (Abstract Only)
Dickey, A.M., Osborne, L.S., Shatters, R.G., McKenzie, C.L. 2012. Isothermal Amplification of Insect DNA [Abstract]. 7th International IPM Symposium, March 27-29, Memphis, Tennessee.
Using Banker Plants to control insects - (Proceedings)
Osborne, L.S., Xiao, Y., Chen, J., McKenzie, C.L. 2012. Using Banker Plants to control insects. Society of American Florists, Proceedings of the 28th Annual Pest and Production Management Conference. XXVIII:85-90.
Moving plants means moving pests (Updated Version) - (Proceedings)
Osborne, L.S., Chamberlin, J., McKenzie, C.L. 2012. Moving plants means moving pests (Updated Version). In: Society of American Florists, Proceedings of the 28th Annual Pest and Production Management Conference. XXVIII:26-33.
Distribution of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) biotypes in North America following the Q invasion - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McKenzie, C.L., Bethke, J.A., Byrne, F.J., Chamberlin, J.R., Dennehy, T.J., Dickey, A.M., Gilrein, D., Hall, P.M., Ludwig, S., Oetting, R.D., Osborne, L.S., Schmale, L., Shatters, Jr., R.G. 2012. Distribution of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) biotypes in North America following the Q invasion. Journal of Economic Entomology. 105(3):753-766. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/EC11337
Chilli thrips, Scirtothrips dorsalis: A potential threat to cotton production in the USA - (Proceedings)
Kumar, V., Seal, D.R., Kakkar, G., McKenzie, C.L., Osborne, L.S. 2012. Chilli thrips, Scirtothrips dorsalis: A potential threat to cotton production in the USA. Proceedings Beltwide Cotton Conferences, 65th Cotton Insects Research Control Confernce. 2:817-819.
Papaya is not a host for Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dickey, A.. Osborne, L.S., McKenzie, C. 2012. Papaya is not a host for tomato yellow leaf-curl virus. Florida Entomologist. 95:211-213. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1653/024.095.0136
New tropical fruit hosts of Scirtothrips dorsalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) and its relative abundance on them in South Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kumar, V., Seal, D.R., Kakkar, G. McKenzie, C.L., Osborne, Lance L.S. 2012. New tropical fruit hosts of Scirtothrips dorsalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) and its relative abundance on them in South Florida. Florida Entomologist. 95:205-207. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1653/024.095.0134.
Isothermal amplification of insect DNA - (Abstract Only)
Dickey, A.M., Osborne, L.S., Shatters, R.G., Mckenzie, C.L. 2011. Isothermal amplification of insect DNA [abstract]. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Paper No. D0542.
Evaluation of corn plant as potential banker plant for supporting predatory gall Midge, Feltiella acarisuga (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) against Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae) in greenhouse vegetable production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xiao, Y., Osborne, L.S., Chen, J., McKenzie, C.L., Houben, K., Irizarry, F. 2011. Evaluation of corn plants as potential banker plant for supporting predatory gall midge, Feltiella acarisuga (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) against Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae) in greenhouse vegetable production. Crop Protection 30(12):1635-1642. Available: doi:10.1016/j.cropro.2011.09.004.
Assessment of genetic diversity among selected raspberry cultivars - (Proceedings)
Umar, G., Vasanthaiah, H.K., Kambiranda, D., Basha, S.M., Phills, B.R., Hunter, W.B. 2011. Assessment of genetic diversity among selected raspberry cultivars. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 123: 26-28.
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